9 most disliked moments in all X-Men movies, ranked

Let's take a look at nine specific moments we've encountered among all 13 X-Men movies that still do not spark joy, shall we?

227_xb_8265_v1086.1027 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
227_xb_8265_v1086.1027 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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6. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

In the superhero blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mystique grabs the spotlight and doesn't let go, causing a bit of a stir among fans.

She's on a mission, hunting down Bolivar Trask, the brain behind those pesky Sentinels because, well, revenge. Her journey is front and center, stirring the pot big time. But here's the rub - while Mystique is strutting her stuff, some of the fan favorites like Wolverine, the wise Professor X, and the magnetic (pun intended) Magneto seem to be lurking in the shadows. It's like going to a party and the only snack is chips - sure, chips are great, but where's the dip? That's how some fans felt, missing out on the full flavor of the ensemble cast and the rich layers of mutant rights and unity that usually make the X-Men universe so tasty.

Now, let's talk about the grand finale, which should have been the cherry on top of this nearly prefect X-Men movie.

The mutants square off against the Sentinels in what's supposed to be an edge-of-your-seat, popcorn-spilling showdown. But, somehow, it's more like watching fireworks on TV - pretty to look at but missing that oomph you feel in your chest when you're there in person. Despite all the special effects, the battle's vibe was more "been there, done that," without the heart-thumping suspense and tear-jerking moments we've come to love in X-Men adventures. It's like the movie wanted to serve us a gourmet meal but ended up a bit too focused on the garnish, leaving some viewers wishing for more meat in the story and less sizzle.

Still a hell of a movie, though.

5. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

In X-Men: Apocalypse, it felt like the newbie mutants just couldn't catch a freaking break.

Imagine being the new kid on the block and instead of getting your moment to shine, you're kind of just... there, blending into the scenery. Unlike the cool kids from earlier movies who got their chance to strut their stuff, these fresh faces were like wallflowers at the superhero prom. Characters that could have been super interesting, like the fierce Psylocke or the mysteriously adorable Nightcrawler, ended up being more like background noise. It's tough to cheer for someone when you barely know their story, right?

Their adventures and battles should've had us on the edge of our seats, but without really getting to know them, it was more like watching strangers on a bus – somewhat intriguing but not really heart-racing.

Then there's Quicksilver, the speedster we all thought would steal the show again with his lightning-fast hijinks. Remember how he basically broke the internet with his awesome scene in Days of Future Past? Well, it turns out lightning doesn't strike twice.

His big moment in Apocalypse tried to hit the same note but ended up feeling like a cover band playing the hits – familiar but definitely missing the original spark. It was as if the filmmakers got the recipe but forgot the secret sauce - it's Cholula, it's always Cholula. Instead of being wowed, we were left feeling like we'd seen this movie before, and it felt like a slight bummer. It was like expecting a roller coaster and getting a merry-go-round instead.

So yeah, Quicksilver and the gang deserved better, and so did we, hoping for those "wow" moments that just never came.